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Heater control rod not working

VR38

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I put a stereo in the VS the other day and I pulled the heater control out as far as I could without disconnecting it but now the rod does not move real good with when the knob is turned, it does move the rod but not much, have I broken something or ir is it fixable?
 

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The rod is not moving in sinc with the knob, the clip is still in place on the rod.
 

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reconnect the rod to the clip...if the clip is broken you can buy new ones or use a very small cable tie to lock it in. Make sure that when you reconnect the rod that it does compress the black button bit when dialled to cold.
 

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did exactly the same thing putting a new sterro in my vs ute, never got round to fixing it to date.. interested to see how you fix it
 

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Here are some pix of the clip and the arm....you should also see the black button that must be depressed by the white arm to turn the heater OFF. I haven't sorted these pix so just use as a rough guide.

Edit...in 2 of the pix you will see a brass clip thingo that I added to hold the rod in the clip....rough but it works.
 

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Again, the clip you have pictured is working perfectly.
 

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the knob does not move in sinc with the rod?
 

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the knob does not move in sinc with the rod?
When you turn the temp dial clockwise to COLD, the rod should pull the white arm back against the knob and depress it....if it's not depressing it, adjust where the rod sits on the clip so that it can depress the knob (which is quite hard to press in).
 

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If the rod doesnt move with the knob it might not be attached, But if it is.. Do as Hako says, Just get a small screw driver between the rod and plastic should come apart ( I adjusted that way) but you could twisted the rod and should follow the thread.. but you gotta remove the rod from the Unit that controls heat and such..
 
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